Newly crowned European Le Mans Series LMP2 champions, 10Star DragonSpeed are wasting no time in charting their next step up the endurance racing ladder, today announcing their intention to contest the LMP1 class of the 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship.
10Star DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian said: “The whole team is thrilled and up for the challenge. Having won sportscar titles in GT3 and LMP2, the natural progression for our highly talented and motivated crew is to move up to LMP1. We’re carefully studying potential partners who can help us put together a programme which will deliver the progress and success we want for DragonSpeed. Everyone is on the same page in terms of the package and approach we need, and we can’t wait to get started.I look back to 2005, when I first drove at Le Mans, continued Julian.You had a single works team with Audi plus a great supporting cast of privateers running six different chassis and four different engines. In fact, the pole went to one of the privateers. If Toyota continues – and we all hope they will – I think over the next couple of years we can bring back that variety and tradition of privateers being genuinely
competitive in the top class.”